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Mercato: there is fire at ESTAC, the greens will take advantage of it? ⋆ – Football – ASSE

ASSE observes a lot of what is happening on the side of ESTAC. Indeed, Laurent Batlles knows the house very well and knows that there are players in line with his ideas of play. Since then, two former Trojans have already joined Forez. They are central defender Jimmy Giraudon and attacking midfielder Dylan Chambost. The Saint-Etienne-Troyes axis does not seem to be broken for this transfer window and Laurent Batlles could draw again from his former team.

Tristan DINGOME of Troyes celebrates his goal during the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Lille and Troyes at Stade Pierre Mauroy on December 4, 2021 in Lille, France. (Photo by Sandra Ruhaut/Icon Sport)

Bruno Irles at the heart of the controversy

Laurent Batlles was dismissed at the end of 2021 to the general surprise of his workforce. A decision that went wrong in the eyes of many ESTAC players. The Trojan canard has chosen to appoint Mickael Nadé’s ex-coach to Quevilly-Rouen to replace the current Stéphane coach. Despite an objective achieved with the maintenance, the situation is not calming down, quite the contrary! According to information from footmercato “obviously, that might not be enough to stay. According to our information, the 46-year-old coach is in the hot seat. The reason ? Very strained relations with some players. Several of them recently left to see the Trojan management to ask for the departure of the coach.“A tense situation which does not allow you to work calmly. L3 site GOAL also affirms that the coach is living his last hours in office.

Everything is called into question?

In addition, the training would not meet the expectations of the players according to Est-Clair ““Relations between the Estac coach and the players are very tense, resulting in the desire to leave Trojan players, including executives. We thought that the holidays had calmed things down, that the maintenance had made people forget points of tension between players and coach who had marked the first six months of Bruno Irles at Estac.But what exactly is he accused of?

First, his daily management, considered cold and authoritarian by part of the workforce (not the entire locker room either). A feeling that was confirmed during the one-week course in Vichy, which some found “military”. Another criticism, already formulated at the start of his mandate, is the content of the training sessions, in which some of the players say they do not take pleasure.

Despite the tensions, will he remain?

However, according to Est-Clair, the trend is to maintain Bruno Irles. In effect, “It is still time for discussions, debates in order to find common ground, but not to separate from Bruno Irles, contrary to the trend announced by Foot Mercato. “There is no doubt that we want to work with Bruno, asserts sports director François Vitali. We are going to create the conditions for Estac to succeed with Bruno, by giving him the means to work with a consistent workforce.

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Bruno IRLES (Entraineur Troyes ESTAC) during the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match Bordeaux and Troyes at Stade Matmut Atlantique on March 6, 2022 in Bordeaux, France. (Photo by Christophe Saidi/FEP/Icon Sport) – Photo by Icon sport

Do the greens benefit?

The Greens could take advantage of the situation to continue recruiting in Troyes. Several names interest the greens. First of all, Jessy Moulin who, according to our information, does not have a good relationship with coach Troyen. Moreover, he would not be against a return to ASSE. Indeed, the club is looking for an experienced understudy in Etienne Green. Moreover, in this sense, we can tell you that Benoit Costil was contacted by Laurent Batlles. However, he did not follow up because the position of number 2 did not suit him. He has now signed up with Auxerre.

Then, the two midfielders Florian Tardieu and Tristan Dingomé are of great interest to Laurent Batlles. The first city would be a huge added value for coach Batlles who wants it very much. Information confirmed in the columns of Progress last night. Also, the twitto @Gaelb42 affirms that “The player has made his decision and wants to join ASSE!”. The consequences of the imbroglio within the Trojan locker room? The hypothesis cannot be excluded!

10 Florian TARDIEU (estac) during the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Saint Etienne and Troyes at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on March 18, 2022 in Saint-Etienne, France. (Photo by Philippe Lecoeur/FEP/Icon Sport) – Photo by Icon sport

To conclude, the situation at ESTAC seems to be beneficial to ASSE. Laurent Batlles left an excellent memory to his men. The latter gladly agree to go down to the lower floor to be under the coach’s control again. The Saint-Etienne workforce still promises many changes and the transfer window is far from having said its last word! Hoping that the workforce is more suited to the principles of Laurent Batlles. In addition, mayonnaise takes within a player and qualitative workforce!


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